New chip

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865 is a gaming and imaging beast

At Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit in Hawaii, the company officially pulled back the curtain on the Snapdragon 865 SoC which is poised to be the go-to option for most flagship smartphones in 2020. As you’d expect, the new chipset is faster and more efficient than its predecessor and will guarantee 5G connectivity for high-end phones since …

Camera shootout

Sony Xperia 5 versus OnePlus 7 Pro camera comparison: the unlikely victor

All smartphones come with pretty decent cameras these days, but if you’re looking for a device capable of replacing a dedicated point-and-shoot camera or even a DSLR, you’ll need to pay a bit closer attention to the details. The Sony Xperia 5 and OnePlus 7 Pro are two amazing flagship smartphones that launched this year. …

peek inside

New ‘teardown’ skins from dbrand are absolutely amazing

Over the past few years, JerryRigEverything has been showing users what smartphones would look like by removing the film on the glass backs which is found on most smartphones these days. In some cases, the end result is a stunning look through the glass panel at the phone’s internal components which reveal the phone’s battery, …

Flagship ambitions

Motorola’s mid-range One Hyper smartphone has flagship camera ambitions

Mid-range phones have become quite interesting lately. While the category used to be filled with bland designs with mediocre specs, devices like the new Motorola One Hyper have been able to stand out by delivering unique features at an affordable price. The first thing to stand out is that Motorola is delivering a blatware0free smartphone …